April 8, 2013

Portland police investigate robbery at trading card store

By Dennis Hoey dhoey@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

PORTLAND — Portland police are investigating a robbery that took place at a Brighton Avenue business that is well known in the city for selling sports trading cards.

Nicole Clegg, the city’s spokeswoman, said the owner of Don’s Sports Cards Center at 578 Brighton Ave. told police a man entered his store around 10:45 a.m. and threatened him.

The owner, who believed he was being robbed, grappled with the suspect. Police said the owner was hit on the head several times before the suspect fled. The owner suffered several cuts on his head but was not seriously injured.

Nothing was taken from the store during the confrontation, according to Clegg. The suspect is described as being a white man in his 30s, about 5-feet-10-inches tall, and weighing between 150 and 180 pounds.

The suspect fled in a Subaru Legacy station wagon with a roof rack that was being driven by a woman with dirty-blond hair that was tied in a ponytail.

The getaway car’s license plate included the characters 774Y, but the victim was unable to get the full number.

Anyone with information concerning the incident should contact the Portland Police Department at 874-8533.

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